of Nostradamus PART 1 OF 10
Could it be that Nostradamus, the "go to"
prophet of all time, is reaching forward into
the 21st century to give us a last warning? Is
it already too late?
In 1994, Italian journalist Enza Massa was at
the Italian National Library in Rome conducting
research on old texts, when she stumbled upon
an unusual find in its stacks; a mysterious manuscript
dating to 1629. The name of the book was surprising:
NOSTRADAMUS VATINICIA CODE. On the inside of the
book was the name of the author, in indelible
ink—Michel de Notredame—the prophet
Nostradamus. This find was particularly remarkable;
the manuscript included over eighty watercolor
illustrations that were painted by the master
prophet himself. Contained in the pages of the
book are cryptic, bizarre images that some say
are prophecies of our future. Letters, symbolic
objects, banners, candles, crosses, and even a
burning tower are all included in the manuscript.
Are these images visual manifestations of his
quatrains, which extend to the 21st century, as
some say? How did this book come to be in the
library? Why was this book hidden for over 400
years? And are these images so frightening that
Nostradamus deliberately hid them, as some say,
until their time was near?
This special will follow the investigative trail
of how the manuscript came to be found in the
archives, and exactly how it got there. The story
will also give new insight into the life of Nostradamus—his
relationship with his son, Cesar, and his connection
to the Vatican—in particular, Pope Urban
VIII, who knew about this manuscript and in whose
possession it was for many years.